In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!
Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia's most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn't miss this night for all the world!
But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.
This was a really fantastic book! There were a lot of things going on, which made things a bit confusing (like there was Jordan, and then the staff of the Astraea household dealing with Jordan's mom, and the guy...yeah, a lot!) but it was really entertaining!
This world, was well built, but also not one that I'd want to live in! What with the banned steam power, and the highly structured lives, restricted lives, and the way that the "lesser" people are treated, was just horrible! Definitely wouldn't want to live there!
The big twist about Jordan, and her Weather Witch status, well, that's really interesting, and leaves me with a few questions, because yeah, there were quite a few POV's, so with that twist, well, things might not be what they seem!
All I say about that ending, is that this better be a series! Because things were left unfinished, and the characters are separated, and yeah, I hope that they can finally get together, because it seemed that was something the book was aiming towards!
Really fantastic book, weird, but entertaining, and I'd really, really, really love a sequel!
Author: Shannon Delany
Read: March 29th, 2013
Reason Why: Enjoyed her 13 to Life series, and it's a SAC 2013 Book, and a Historical Fiction 2013 book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Expected Publication: June 25th 2013